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Poster: dark.starz Date: Dec 6, 2011 9:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: John Hartfords - Original - Boogie

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Dec 7, 2011 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Hartfords - Original - Boogie

Thomas Lofstrom uploaded some amazing video footage six months ago. I'll mention two of them.
Did you see this one of his, from the 1980 Telluride Bluegrass Festival? The cameramen are shooting on stage from several locations using handhelds. There are some very good close-ups and tight shots. The audio is from SBD.

This incredible video montage of The Festival Tapes 7.0: Bluegrass Sampler shows TBF performers including John Hartford. The video is is 1:01:48 long. John Hartford's footage starts at 0:35:30. John is playing fiddle and strolling through the audience during OBS. When he goes back onto the stage, you'll see him singing OBS (Orange Blossom Special) and playing fiddle while he's tap-dancing.

Kate Wolf, Jamie Brockett, Crossroads, Sons of Thunder w/Jimmy Ibbotson, New Moon w/Tim Goodman, John McEuen, Dan Crary, Doc Watson, Reasonable Band, Free Mexican Airforce w/Peter Rowan, Steve Goodman, Doug Dillard, Eclectricity, Hot Rize, Rising Faun String Ensemble w/Norman Blake, New Grass Revival, Ricky Skaggs band, John Hartford.

Mr. Lofstrom forgot to mention Doc Watson, and Ricky Skaggs band, so I added there names to the above list. This amazing video tape footage appears to be from the 7th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 1980.
Then there's Lofstrom's "Deadhead Documentary". The Festival Tapes 1.0: The Grateful Dead is a 2-hour long "Deadhead movie" shot in Telluride. It documents the influx of Deadheads and hippies into Telluride during the days leading up to GD's performances there Aug 15 & 16, 1987.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Dec 8, 2011 6:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Hartfords - Original - Boogie

The Telluride Bluegrass performance is some really fine shit! I'll find some time over the Holidays to watch the 87 Grateful Dead video to see how many smiling faces i recognize from that weekend.

A dedicated post for both of these videos would be worthwhile.